Nov 17 AT 3:10 PM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

T-Mobile’s Even More Plus plans have not been cancelled… yet

Earlier this week we noticed that T-Mobile had removed their no-contract, Even More Plus plans from their website and it was unclear why. After several days of waiting, T-mobile has finally issued a statement to inform customers that the Even More Plus plans are not going away, but they will not be offering them on their website.

Customers who wish to purchase Even More Plus plans can still do so through T-Mobile retail stores and over the phone at 1-800-T-Mobile, but since the company is starting to downplay them we are not sure how much longer they will be around.

T-Mobile recently rolled out several new prepaid plans, so this might be where they push new customers who don’t want a contract.

So if you are on an Even More Plus plan like me, there is nothing to worry about in the immediate future and your bill should remain the same. No other major U.S. carrier will let you get a new line of service without a contract and then offer you cheaper plans with it, so hopefully T-Mobile keeps it around so we can keep enjoying it.

Here is a portion of the official statement that was provided to TmoNews:

Q: What postpaid plans does T-Mobile offer for customers?

T-Mobile provides a variety of options for customers from which they can select the plans and value that best suit their needs. T-Mobile’s Even More plans offer talk, text and Web connectivity with a two-year agreement and great discounts through subsidized pricing on phones. With Even More Plus, T-Mobile provides flexibility through a no annual contract plan, offering the best monthly rate plans for talk, text and Web paired with the ability to purchase the coolest new phones at full price or bring compatible phones to our network.

Q: Where can customers purchase Even More and Even More Plus plans?

Customers may purchase Even More plans through T-Mobile retail stores, telesales at 1-800-T-Mobile, online at
www.T-Moble.com, through national retail partners and at select dealers.

Customers may purchase Even More Plus plans through T-Mobile retail stores, telesales at 1-800-T-Mobile, and at select national retail partners and select dealers.

Q: Has T-Mobile discontinued selling Even More Plus?

No, T-Mobile continues to sell both Even More and Even More Plus plans, although we are no longer selling Even More Plus through our online store.

As we strive to simplify and streamline our customers’ online purchase experience, we are focusing on Even More plans with two-year agreements on http://www.t-mobile.com. Customers shopping online will be directed to a T-Mobile retail store if they wish to purchase an Even More Plus plan where they will be assisted by a T-Mobile representative.

Whether through our Even More or Even More Plus plans, we will continue to bring value to our customers through the best customer service, our robust selection of products and affordable service plans.

Via: TmoNews

Source: T-Mobile

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  • http://Website Jamie

    I’d be outright pissed if they remove that plan all together.

    I literally switched to T-mobile simple because of the flexibility and affordability of this plan.

  • http://asurroca.com asurroca

    I’m not worried. T-Mobile is probably the best of the mobile operators at grandfathering old plans. They’ll usually let you stick with an old rate pretty much indefinitely, so I’m sure those of us on Even More (even though it’s no contact) won’t be screwed. This isn’t AT&T we’re talking about, it’s T-Mobile.

    • http://Website Alexander

      Yeah, their grandfathering practices rules. A friend of mine was able to keep his $5 web plan for years, he was even able to have unlimited web use on an Android phone for about a year. He then had to switch plans and has since lost that super cheap web but it was still crazy.

  • http://Website Rob

    I’m on Even More Plus too, and I agree that it’s one of the reasons I chose T-Mobile. But the prepaid plans look to be a bit cheaper, actually, with the following caveats:

    1) Limit of 2GB data – but let’s face it, all carriers are limiting data these days

    2) No “family” option.

    But if I remember correctly, when I had 2 EMP lines, it was $140/month. Which is the same deal as 2 prepaid lines. Once you go beyond 2 lines on EMP, the price goes down, and at that point the prepaid plans are much less competitive. The only unknown to me is what the “unlimited talk only” EMP plan costs – I have one of those on my family plan and it’s $30, instead of $50 on the prepaid. But I bet if I bought it solo it would be $50.

    So after all that rambling, my point is this: Except for customers who have more than 2 lines, isn’t the prepaid option the same as the EMP?

  • shadowxof

    One of my reps told me that they plan on getting rid of them in the future, but it still kind of a speculation and not a final word. Regardless, t-mobile is offering some great promotional plans this holiday season from what I saw, mind you it’s under contact

  • http://Website Jack C

    This is bad news for the consumer. Of course they are removing the plans. Making them phone only is just a way to phase out with less outrage.

    Can someone compile a list of the old rates, to compare with the new prepaid plans? Streamlining the customers’ online purchase experience sure sounds like a euphemism for increasing profits. It’s a temporary refund adjustment!

  • http://Website Anonymous

    I know I for 1 would be outraged if they cancelled the EMP program. Cellular providers are increasing their rates, just like cable & satellite companies, while our salaries continue to stay the same or decrease. Its just the practice of big corporate America.

    However, I would probably go with Simple Mobile if T-Mo went any higher. SIMple Mobile runs off of T-Mobile’s networks, so my myTouch 4G & G2 (needs to be unlocked) would be able to run off SIMple Mobile for $60.00 each for unlimited talk, text, & web. Other than Virgin Mobile (Sprint’s prepaid) at $40.00 for 1200 mins, unlimited text & unlimited data, SIMple seems more realistic. After all, I did buy my myTouch 4G & G2 outright for their EMP plans, might as well use them, even if it is on SM.

  • http://Website Moxsea

    I too switched to T-Mobile, when it offered the Even More Plus plan, when I decided to dump a carrier (AT&T) that required me to pay for its phone subsidy even when I provided my own phone. And then, today, I felt some anxiety when seeing the EMP plan has disappeared from the T-Mobile site, right when I’m ready to upgrade my EMP plan. That said, I’m pleased that a quick look at the new T-Mobile pre-paid plans has removed my cause for alarm. These are great plans!

    For the consumer who prefers to take on phone ownership independently from the carrier, and who prefers to be free from paying extra to the carrier for financing phone purchases, I think these new pre-paid plans are actually a better offering than the EMP plans. Previously annoyed by confusion I experienced when navigating the old choices between Even More and Even More Plus plans, I’m seeing the change in offerings as one of branding issues, and of marketing simplification, particularly for the online consumer, rather than being any kind of reduction of service offerings or increase in prices.

    I came to T-Mobile for the Even More Plus offerings. I will stay for the new pre-paid plans. All in all, I think the change makes it easier for the consumer to choose, and probably also makes it less costly to the carrier to offer the choices. Out of this, we, the consumers, have a better deal made available to us. Consumers who want the conventional, American-style, contract commitment, carrier-financed phone purchase, kind of arrangement can go ahead and pay extra to T-Mobile or another carrier for the privilege. Smarter consumers who are willing to bring their own phone to the party, can continue to pay less to T-Mobile for the service and save money over the long term. I’m all for that, and pleased that at least one major carrier, T-Mobile, is continuing to offer that choice.

    • http://Website survivor

      Those prepaid plans suck, specially because they dont offer unlimited data. Not even the 2 year agreement plans offer unlimited data. This doesnt look good. Im glad I have unlimited data with my old even more plus plan

  • http://Website Moxsea

    Never did a pre-paid plan before. Now looking at the new T-Mobile pre-paid plans, they still look like a good deal, today with data (Internet) included — except they are offered with purchases of a pre-paid phones, not offered as a way to provide service to my already-owned, unlocked smartphone. Next thing: To figure out if the available pre-paid SIM can be used in my unlocked smartphone, can I keep my old phone number with pre-paid service, and so on…

  • http://Website Ruddy

    Be careful — I had an Even More Plus plan and then switched to another carrier (AT&T – my dad bought me an iPhone), and TMobile charged me a nearly $200 early termination fee. After going to the TMobile website to look for the Even More Plus plan details and finding nothing (since they took almost all mention of this plan off the website), I started questioning my sanity and wondering if I was hallucinating about having purchased a no-contract plan. Eventually I found the Even More Plus agreement I had signed and called TMobile to explain that I shouldn’t be charged an early termination fee. The customer service rep said that I had to bring my contract to a TMobile corporate store to have the contract verified, and then they could remove the charge. Ridiculous. I will simply refuse to pay through my credit card company since they apparently have no copy of the agreement that I had signed (or at least pretending not to) to back up this charge.

  • http://Website survivor

    well that sucks. Fortunately I have my even more plus plan with unlimited data, oh yeah!

  • http://Website Notsean99

    By the way, this is still up on the web: http://www.t-mobile.com/templates/generic.aspx?Passet=Pro_Pro_InStoreOffers

    One DISadvantage of the Even More Plus is that they do not allow you to apply any corporate discounts to the rate. With my 15% discount through my company, the $99 unlimited calls and data plan discounted to $85 will end up not being much more than I paid with EMP.
    It was worth it to get a free MyTouch 4G today, while I’m waiting for the dual cores to surface.

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